One very important thing that you should know with regards to land surveys is that they have been conducted ever since the time man realized the importance of holding their own land and making sure that it remains theirs for as long as possible, until sold or bought. When a land is being surveyed, surveyors are using specialized tools and equipments so that owners will know how wide, how, far, how big or even how small the land they have is that is why there are lots of land surveying tools created for such a purpose. Before the Middle Age, there were changes in the way land surveys are done that is why land surveying tools became out of fashion yet, upon the beginning of the Middle Age, these tools were once again brought back to existence and were used since then. Then reason behind why land surveying tools were brought back is because of the renewed interest of land owners to hold their land, not to mention that they want to know as well how much they had and to make sure that there was no on one land that they owned.
The land surveying equipments that are used in today’s modern day and time are very similar to the ones used centuries ago, but of course, with the touch of technology and some of the best upgrades. Due to the fact that technology and modernization is in the middle of its prime, all the equipments and tools used for land surveys are undergoing some drastic changes, with the computer the one revolutionizing the said industry.
Since this article will tackle about the equipments being used for land surveys in the past and the present, we will now start introducing each one to you, with theodolite, one of the most commonly used and most popular tool, as the first one in our list. If you know or even heard about theodolite, surely, you know that a decade ago, when it was the most technologically advanced equipment for land surveys, was still used in conducting wide arrays of land surveys. But of course, as time goes one, there really are changes bound to happen and as for theodolite, one of the biggest improvements befalls it is how it was made electronic. Theodolite, with the improvements happening to it, has taken a new name which is electronic measurement device (EDM) or total stations.
The next land surveying equipment we will be presenting to you here is the GPS surveying and this particular type of tools is included in the tools that brought the industry into the age of computers. Talking about GPS, one thing that you should know about it is that it actually pertains to an acronym which means Global Positioning System and is using satellite technology to do land surveying or land measurements.